The Rascally Diner

Everybody clap your pans – it’s time for The Rascally Diner!

Cook up a stink as part of Rufus Skumskins O’Parsleys’ kitchen crew or bring a pot to bang and ward off evil cakes in this fun-filled, messy performance about food.

Chef Rufus Skumskins O’Parsley is famous for creating some of the world’s most disgusting dishes. You might know him from the award-winning children’s book The Rascally Cake, written by Jeanne Willis and Korky Paul.
Rufus went viral after baking a huge, human-eating cake from ingredients including snot, blubber and a cowpat. He only escaped being gobbled up by the gruesome gateau because he tasted awful - a result of his foul diet. For ten years now, Rufus has been on a mission to make everyone taste bad and protect them from the creature he cooked up.

For the diners’ 10th Birthday, Rufus is presenting a televised spectacular and you’re invited!
Join LAStheatre for a show that gently explores food provenance, sustainability, and healthy eating in a silly, song-filled, riotous performance for humans aged 5+.

No Cakes.

The Rascally Diner is a LAStheatre production, supported by Without Walls and commissioned by Just So Festival. With further support from artsdepot and Arts Council England.

Where We Have Been...

2022 UK Tour including Chichester Festival Theatre, Point Eastleight and bOing Festival!
2021 UK Tour including GDIF, Just So, Brighton Festival and Theatr Clwyd

Check out our digital experience too!

Rascally Dinners

An online cookalong for families
Join Rufus Skumskins O’Parsley, star of the award winning children’s book The Rascally Cake, for an icky, sticky, interactive, online cook-along for chefs age 6+ and their grownups.

Rascally Dinners makes healthy food fun - dressing it up as disgusting dishes that kids can be proud of.
You will be sent a shopping list, costing just £2.40, and an activity pack with 10 minutes of simple (adult) kitchen prep to complete before the show. 

We will also send you a unique zoom code so that you and your rascally chefs can access the live broadcast.
After we make a meal of it, you are invited to hang around and share your devilish dishes together.

Rascally Dinners is a LAStheatre production created with the support of Greenwich Theatre and Paisley Arts Centre. 
Cast: Joseph Hardy & Barra Collins

Creative Team

Writer/Director: Barra Collins
Producer: Liz Bate
Designer: Sean Turner
Puppet Designer: Alex Genn-Bash
Composer: Joseph Hardy
Outdoor Arts Consultant: Paul Evans
Food Consultant: Kate Young
Nutritionist: Alison Bate

Photography: Alex Brenner

Created with support from:
Copyright © 2024 LAStheatre
LAStheatre is a Social Enterprise Company incorporated in England & Wales under the name LAS THEATRE C.I.C., Company No 08052556.
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